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Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development (KE0020)

Overview

At-a-Glance

Action Plan: Kenya Action Plan 2018-2020

Action Plan Cycle: 2018

Status: Active

Institutions

Lead Institution: Kenya Space Agency (KSA), ICT Authority (ICTA)

Support Institution(s): Other actors involved - government Office of the Deputy President, County Government of Vihiga Other actors involved - CSOs, private sector, working groups, Multilaterals etc Development Initiatives (DI), Institute of Public Finance Kenya (IPFK), International Budget Partnership (IBP), Strathmore University, Local Development Research Institute (LDRI), , East Africa Institute at the Aga Khan, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), ESRI, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Digital Earth Africa (DEA

Policy Areas

E-Government, Environment and Climate, Health, Land & Spatial Planning, Open Data, Public Participation, Public Service Delivery, Water and Sanitation

IRM Review

IRM Report: Pending IRM Review

Starred: Pending IRM Review

Early Results: Pending IRM Review

Design i

Verifiable: Pending IRM Review

Relevant to OGP Values: Not Relevant

Potential Impact: Pending IRM Review

Implementation i

Completion: Pending IRM Review

Description

Commitment 3: Open Geo-Spatial Data for
Development
We will lower the barrier and increase access to geospatial data to support Health,
Disaster Management, Food and Nutrition Security.
Objective
Promote transparent and accountable use of Earth Observations and geo-spatial
information to enable academia, citizens, innovators and other data communities
harness its capability for use in the areas of health, agriculture, water, land-use planning
disaster management, environmental conservation and climate change.
Status quo
Analysis ready Earth Observations Data and information are currently not available or
accessible to data communities such as farmers, health workers, Arid first responders in
disaster. Such information is often available to the scientific communities or behind a
paywall.
Ambition
The initiative will help provide free access to analysis ready data in open standards,
including publishing and sharing algorithms for re-use, through the first ever Africa Open
Data Cube (ARDC) and other Scale Geo-spatial technologies and platforms. This will
enable innovators leverage on Earth Observations to create products that are more
context specific to cater for service gaps to farmers, policy makers, health workers in aid
of every day decision making and action.
Lead implementing Organization
Kenya Space Agency (KSA), ICT Authority (ICTA)
Contact Person:
Major Andrew Otieno Nyawade
Space Engineer,
Kenya Space Agency (KSA) at Ministry of Defence
Tel. 254721970543
Email: andrew.nyawade@gmail.com
Timeline
September 2018 to May 2020
OGP values
Access to information, Public accountability, Use of Technology
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New or ongoing commitment
New
Other actors involved - government
Office of the Deputy President, County Government of Vihiga
Other actors involved - CSOs, private sector, working groups, Multilaterals etc
Development Initiatives (DI), Institute of Public Finance Kenya (IPFK), International
Budget Partnership (IBP), Strathmore University, Local Development Research Institute
(LDRI), , East Africa Institute at the Aga Khan, Global Partnership for Sustainable
Development Data (GPSDD), ESRI, Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Digital Earth
Africa (DEA).
Verifiable and measurable milestones to
fulfil the commitment
New or
ongoing
Start date End date
10. Establish and sustain an appropriate
public-private cooperation platform on
Earth Observations and Geo-Spatial
Information
New January
2019
August
2020
11. Develop draft open geo-spatial data
guidelines and standards to ensure
interoperability and accessibility
New December
2018
August
2020
12. Improve access to open geospatial data
through the Africa Data Cube by working
with researchers, innovators, data
scientists to develop tools and share their
tools, knowledge and technology through
an open platform.
Ongoing December
2018
August
2020
13. Include geographical information of capital
projects in County budgets.
New June
2019
July
2020
14. Co-create targeted open geo-spatial/earth
observations applications to address the
Big 4 policy priorities through open calls
and challenges.
New January
2019
August
2020


Commitments

  1. Beneficial Ownership

    KE0018, 2018, Beneficial Ownership

  2. Open Contracting

    KE0019, 2018, Capacity Building

  3. Open Geo-Spatial Data for Development

    KE0020, 2018, E-Government

  4. Public Participation

    KE0021, 2018, Capacity Building

  5. Governance Indices

    KE0022, 2018, Capacity Building

  6. Open Government Resiliency

    KE0023, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. More Transparent and Participatory Development of Climate Polices at the National and Subnational Level

    KE0010, 2016, E-Government

  8. Enhancing Preventive and Punitive Mechanisms in the Fight Against Corruption and Unethical Practices

    KE0011, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  9. Enhance Transparency in the Legislative Process

    KE0012, 2016, E-Government

  10. Publish Oil and Gas Contracts

    KE0013, 2016, Extractive Industries

  11. Starred commitment Ensure Greater Transparency Around Bids and Contracts

    KE0014, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  12. Create Transparent Public Procurement Process, Public Oversight of Expenditure and Ensure Value-For-Money Towards Citizen Priorities

    KE0015, 2016, Anti-Corruption Institutions

  13. Improving Access to Government Budget Information and Creating Wider and More Inclusive Structures for Public Participation

    KE0016, 2016, E-Government

  14. Starred commitment Enhance Right to Information

    KE0017, 2016, Capacity Building

  15. Starred commitment Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 1.A. Definition of Electoral Boundaries and Name.

    KE0001, 2012, Media & Telecommunications

  16. Improving Transparency in Electoral Processes: 2.B. Voting Information Online

    KE0002, 2012, E-Government

  17. Promoting Public Participation: 1.B. End-To-End Service Delivery Portal

    KE0003, 2012, E-Government

  18. Promoting Public Participation: 1.D. Public Complaints Portal

    KE0004, 2012, E-Government

  19. Promoting Public Participation: 2.C. Kenya Action Plan Online

    KE0005, 2012, OGP

  20. Promoting Public Participation: 1.C. Open Data Portal

    KE0006, 2012, Education

  21. Starred commitment Improving Transparency in the Judiciary: 2.A. Public Vetting of Judges and Case Allocation System

    KE0007, 2012, E-Government

  22. Open Budgets: 3.a. Improve Kenya's OBI Index

    KE0008, 2012, Fiscal Transparency

  23. Open Budgets: 3.B. Increase Public Participation in Budgetary Processes

    KE0009, 2012, Fiscal Transparency